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Will the retirement 4% rule work for you?

<i>I'm in my mid-60s and plan to retire this year. I've heard that if you want your money to last 30 years you should follow the 4% rule. But how much can I safely withdraw if I need my money to last only 20 years? --John, Connecticut</i><p>The 4% rule -- initially withdrawing 4% of retirement savings and …

Retirement

The Microsoft IT Portals Journey, On-Premises to Office 365

Windows 8.1: Bridging the Gap Between Keyboard and Touch Screen

Looking for a leaner, faster, and more modern-looking operating system? Try the latest version of Windows! Windows 8.1 bridges the gap between …

UK workers watch helplessly as inflation outstrips wage growth

Wednesday's jobs figures contained some encouraging signs for green-shoots watchers: employment growth resumed, with 24,000 more people in work, and …

'Made In China' Evolves As Chinese Manufacturers Fight To Shed Poor Reputation

Ben Walters was unimpressed the first time he stepped into a Chinese factory.<p>“It was incredibly primitive,” he said. “Safe but small, and using antiquated equipment. The education of the staff and management was pretty low.”<p>Walters was searching for a manufacturing facility to make shoes for his …

Rent-a-tire business inflating

<i>The Los Angeles Times</i> is reporting that America's tire rental business is growing. Companies that previously specialized in rent-to-own wheels are now shifting their business to provide low-income drivers with rent-to-own tires. Customers can pay as little as $14 per month for new rubber, but may …

Last Call- Fit and Fiddling Around Edition

This poor little Honda Fit EV depleted its batteries. Not wanting to be left out, the Challenger in back is attempting to deplete its rear …

SC investigating changeable electronic license plates [w/poll]

South Carolina may soon lead the way into the future with electronic license plates for cars and trucks. Using so-called electronic paper, technology similar to what is seen on digital readers like the Amazon Kindle, these new license plates would be capable of dynamically changing from normal …

10 Crossovers Worth Waiting For

One needs only to take a cursory glance at current and future offerings of the world's auto builders to know that the crossover SUV is here to stay. Here are 10 of the more intriguing CUVs on their way to showrooms near you.<p>One needs only to take a cursory glance at current and future offerings of …

Maserati Quattroporte (2013) vs Audi S8 (2011)

Rao's Meatballs

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Just in time for Father's Day, ultra-tender meatballs with a surprising magic ingredient: water, and lots of it.</i><p>I don't care what your grandma says. Spaghetti …

Italian Food

FireHost secures $12M in funding to promote its secure cloud

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: FireHost<p>FireHost, the cloud hosting company that gained fame by offering its services to …

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

Associated Press News

Despite Limited Election Choices, Iranians Eager To Be Heard

The day we arrived in Iran's capital, Tehran, billboards along the drive from the airport to the city center were already telling us something about what's happening in the country as it prepared for Friday's presidential elections.<p>We see typical highway signs for Sony Ericsson, but also billboards …

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Turkish protesters and police battle for control of Taksim Square

Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday night, hours after the …